Help Wanted: Employees with a Sense of Humor
This is why it is important to hire employees that have a sense of humor. They can see the "funny" on those days the business seems like its crumbling.
Since "humor" will not be listed as a skill on a prospective's resume, go online to look for it. Find out if the candidate blogs or is active on any social media channels. Is he or she showing a sense of humor you can relate to? How the prospective employee interacts with others online will likely be similar to how they will fit into a company culture. Is he or she supportive or critical? Does the candidate find new solutions to problems or just pile on? If this person can find humor even in the toughest situations, you will want him on your team!
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